Keeping Them Warm All Season Long-Coat Drive

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DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

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DESC serves vulnerable adults suffering from chronic homelessness in the greater Seattle area. Many of our clients lack the winter attire for the up coming seasonal weather . We would love your support in providing individual effected by homeless with the survival needs of winter coats.

We are in immediate need of adult men's outerw ear and women's plus sized outerwear. Whether for a cold night on the streets or a windy day, a functional coat can be a lifesaver. These coats can be used, but need to close, so working zipper, snaps or buttons. Warmer winter coats are great or lightweight rain jackets are all much appreciated.

Small donations can be dropped off at DESC 515 3 rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. Please email donations@desc.org for arrangements with larger donations.

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About DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

Location:

515 3RD AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98104, US

Mission Statement

The Downtown Emergency Service Center works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.

Description

DESC is the largest multi-service agency serving homeless adults in the Puget Sound region, reaching over 9,000 people annually and providing state licensed mental health and chemical dependency treatment, 279 emergency shelter beds, and over 1600 units of permanent, supportive housing. DESC also addresses a larger community need: our services decrease the financial burden on taxpayers by minimizing the utilization of emergency rooms, jails, courts, police, psychiatric hospitals and other highly expensive resources. At the same time, we are improving the quality of life for those who live, work and do business here.

DESC succeeds where others have failed. Stretching the bounds of accepted practices, DESC's professional staff have learned that creative, assertive and holistic approaches, including evidence based and emerging best practices, work best for our highly vulnerable and difficult-to-engage clientele. Many men and women who have a long history of homelessness also have tenuous if any ties to the mainstream community and lack natural support networks such as family members. By eliminating outdated barriers to services and housing, DESC has received national recognition for its work with chronically homeless adults with behavioral health disorders.

Our staff and Board of Directors remain committed to serving those adults in our community who are most disabled and most vulnerable - and most often forgotten or ignored by society. We believe there is no such thing as a throw-away person.

WHEN

Sun Dec 01, 2019 - Sat Feb 29, 2020

WHERE

DESC515 3rd AveSeattle, WA 98104

(47.60239,-122.33135)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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